talk like a leprechaun

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya. Here are some St. Patrick’s Day activities that are more than a worksheet! Enjoy!   Above is a fun list of Irish slang. There are tons of ways you can use it for a quick, easy, and fun way to get kids thinking creatively. Perhaps you can encourage students to use the phrases as […]

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a safe dose of failure

Teaching gifted and advanced third graders, I learned that many of these students reached my third grade class having never experienced failure. Straight A’s came easy. Reading came easy. Math was easy. They grasped concepts quickly and never had to take the time to figure something out; they already knew it. (Of course, not all gifted students grasp all concepts […]

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4 lesser-known dr. seuss books

While doing a little Seuss research at our local library last week, I came across a few of Dr. Seuss’s lesser-known books. I say lesser-known, because they were all books that I had not previously read. (Maybe you have already discovered their greatness? And I am the only one who was living under the Seuss rock?) I decided to read […]

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dr. seuss for big kids and a fun freebie!!!

“Those are baby books, “ one of my third graders proclaimed matter-of-factly when I got out my pile of Dr. Seuss books for Read Across America one year. Most of us do tend to associate Dr. Seuss with primary grades, little kids. I am ashamed to admit that I even believed that for the first year or two of my […]

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math-y monday–how to fit math projects in your already busy schedule

One of the biggest factors when trying something new like math projects is finding the time. There are so many things that we have to do and such little time to do actually do them. I took a good hard look at how I organized my math time realized I had a few teaching habits that were sucking away valuable […]

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